Office of Alumni Relations

Becky Zrimsek
Becky Zrimsek ’89 Profile
Asst. VP for Annual Giving/Alumni & Parent Relations

Becky Zrimsek ’89 provides strategic direction and management for both the alumni relations and annual giving programs.

Sarah Forster
Sarah Forster ’93 Profile
Director of Alumni Relations

Sarah '93 oversees alumni relations for Carleton College and directs the activities of the office. Specific responsibilities include supervision of reunion planning and support for the 25th and post-55th reunion classes, oversight of Reunion and the Carleton Alumni Volunteer Experience, and planning the annual Reunion Convocation and Alumni College programs. In addition, she provides strategic direction, coordination and support for Carleton's Alumni Council, oversees the production of the Alumni E-News and other alumni communications, and manages the International Alumni Adventures program.

Catie Gardner
Catie Gardner ’10 Profile
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Catie '10 works with the 40th, 45th, and 50th reunion programming committees and coordinates the Oral History Program during Reunion weekend.  She serves as staff liaison for the Multicultural Alumni Network and ‘C’ Club boards and provides project management and assessment of life-long learning opportunities and programs, including the Carleton Connects series. In addition, Catie monitors the Alumni Network web site and guides social media strategies for volunteer and alumni communications.  If you have a great idea for a lifelong learning web program, contact Catie!

Leila Keita
Leila Keita Profile
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Leila works with the 5th, 10th, 30th and 35th Reunion program committees and assists alumni volunteers who produce class newsletters. She supports Carleton Clubs program volunteers and helps manage the Coffee with a Carl program. Leila also is responsible for strengthening student-alumni relations ties and works with Carleton's Student and Alumni Programming (SNAP) board.

Erin Updike
Erin Updike Profile
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Erin provides overall coordination for Reunion planning, working with staff and volunteers to implement programs, managing vendor relations, coordinating student staff recruitment, supervision and training, and overseeing various Reunion programs including the Camp Carleton and Teen programs. She serves as staff liaison to the Out After Carleton board and supports the Alumni Council Awards and Nominations committee. She also coordinates other Alumni Relations special events, including the Carleton Alumni Volunteer Experience and on-campus affinity gatherings.

Beth Vivant
Beth Vivant Profile
Administrative Assistant for Summer Academic Programs
Alumni Relations Administrative Assistant

Beth works for both Alumni Relations and Summer Academic Programs. In Alumni Relations, Beth coordinates reunion housing, registration, reunion class communications, and provides overall administrative support for the office. If you call or email Alumni Relations, Beth will likely be the one responding in her friendly, engaging style.

Kaara Maki
Kaara Maki
Alumni Relations Reunion Coordinator
Amy Gragg
Amy Gragg
Alumni Relations Program Coordinator
Mike Bahn ’17
Temporary Administrative Assistant for Alumni Relations
Quinn Batten ’17 Profile
Reunion Assistant
Seasonal Sawmill/Studio Art Assistant
Nate Grein ’17
Research Assistant
Reunion Assistant